tv [untitled] November 4, 2010 12:00pm-12:30pm PST
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- supervisor chiu: good morning. it is monday, november 1, 2010. we are joined by our buys chair and third member of our committee, supervisor elsbernd. i would like to thank the staff of sfgov tv for streaming video today. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> all persons attending this meeting are requested to turn off all cell phones and pagers. if you wish to submit copies of material, please submit it to the file. items sent out of committee today will be considered by the full board of supervisors, tuesday of next week, unless another date is indicated. supervisor chiu: please call item no. 1. >> item #one.
resolution authorizing the department of the district of san francisco to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $750,000 through the united states department of justice, bureau of justice assistance, for a program entitled "san the grant period of october 1, 2010, through march 31, 2012. supervisor chiu: i know that we have a representative from the district attorney's office. welcome. >> i am here to answer any questions that we have about the grant. this is a great opportunity for the people of san francisco. transitional housing for offenders is in great need and we never have enough. a chance to open a great facility in san francisco with a foundation that has a nationally and internationally recognized model for helping re- enter individuals. a great opportunity for this city.
i am happy to answer any questions you might have. supervisor chiu: any questions? seeing no one, are there any members of the public it would like to comment? i can see one individual. two minutes for speaker. >> when it comes to providing any type of rehabilitation to those who are released from the prisons, we need to get some sort of information and data. giving $750,000 is not the right way to go. there is no doubt that the nancy does good work. there is no doubt that they get a lot of money from corporations. this is an institution that is well-established. what happens is the district attorney's office has not done
their homework. there are many institutions and homes, many other qualified people that would like to serve, people that are released from the prisons. like the bay view hunter point. here we have $750,000. about one year ago we had $350,000 given to the mayor's office of families and youth. here we have the district attorney's office arbitrarily coming here and saying, you know what, we have $750,000 and it will be given to the lancet. that is not how it is done in san francisco. the district attorney's office has been very negligent. not only in this matter, but in the community response network. someone needs to audit the district attorney's office when
it comes to this type of grant and restoration of justice. here in san francisco we have various to constituents that will not just accept people coming here and making general statements and giving such large sums of money to an institution that is already valid. thank you very much supervisor chiu:chiu are there -- thank you very much. supervisor chiu: public comment on this item is closed. are there any final comments from the district attorney's office? >> supervisor, thank you. to respond to the gentleman's comments, i want to be sure that we have done our homework on the matter. we have looked at all of the data done on returning offenders over the last couple of years. we have consulted with the adult probation department about their needs. we feel very secure that this is a good model at this time.
in terms of working with delancy on this, they are largely self-sufficient, running on their own exercises. as a general rule they do not take public funding. in certain exceptions like this they make allowances to start a program that they hope to start in hand off to the city going forward. a well thought out strategy. thank you. >> thank you. colleagues, any motions? supervisor chiu: motion to except with recommendation, could remove this item to the full board with recommendation? madam clerk, item number two. >> item #two. resolution authorizing the sheriff's department to retroactively apply for, accept, and expend $300,000 in funds from the bureau of justice assistance, through the second chance act prisoner reentry initiative; the no violence alliance one family reentry initiative (nova-ofri) will provide a comprehensive, family-focused continuum from in-custody to post-release for
sentenced probationers incarcerated in the san francisco county jail with a history of substance abuse and minor children. supervisor chiu: this item is brought to us by the sheriff's department. >> i am lieutenant richard ridgway. we are working with a population that was not previously funded or served, if you have any questions. supervisor chiu: but me ask if there is any public comment. seeing no one, public comment disclosed. can we move this forward to the full board with a recommendation without objection? this will be moved forward with recommendations. item number three? >> item #3. resolution authorizing the san francisco police department to retroactively accept and expend a grant totang